The police will be out in full force to ensure that the grip is tightened on all criminal activities in the Northern Cape Province.
THE ACTING Northern Cape provincial commissioner, Major-General Henriette de Waal, has issued a stern warning to the citizens of the Northern Cape that all safety regulations will be vigorously enforced and the police will adopt a zero-tolerance approach when it comes to transgressions of the alcohol ban, the curfew, the non-wearing of masks and the misuse of liquor during this period.
The police in the Northern Cape have vowed to continue unabated with their duties to keep the community safe and secure.
Police spokesperson Captain Sergio Kock indicated that all other relevant security departments and stakeholders will be used to ensure that all local businesses, liquor outlets, taverns, nightclubs and community members adhere to the Covid-19 regulations during the New Year’s Eve celebrations and beyond.
“We have deployed extra SAPS members in the streets for proactive crime prevention, which will supplement the Visible Policing units at stations, together with specialised units such as the Flying Squad, Public Order Policing, Highway Patrol, K9 unit, Detectives and more,” warned Kock.
“Random vehicle check points (VCPs) will be conducted to police traffic offences, including driving under the influence of alcohol, the road worthiness of vehicles will be checked as well as driver fatigue.”
Kock urged the community to assist, adhere and stay within the ambit of the law as the police will be out in full force to ensure that its “grip is tightened on all criminal activities in the Northern Cape Province”.